May 31 2012

My first pattern in the premiere issue of The Sock Report

The pattern is a lacy, graphic scarf called Zigzag Wanderer knit in super yummy Malabrigo sock.

Zigzag Wanderer Scarf

I’m so thrilled to be part of the launch of such a beautiful new publication. The editor, Janel Laidman, and her spectacular team have done a fantastic job of not only presenting such a great collection of patterns but the photography and styling are stunning as well. Magical!

So if you like socks and/or sock yarn then get your yarny self over to The Sock Report and check out the glory of all that is sock yarn related!

May 28 2012


This blog has been in desperate need of a facelift ever since I moved it over to WordPress a few months back and have just been using the generic default template. It’s a case of the cobbler’s children having no shoes. As a graphic designer, I never have time to design my own stuff…

But some exciting events prompted me to get it together and finally do something about this. My first pattern is coming out in the new publication The Sock Report which comes out sometime this week. It’s all about socks and anything else that you can make with sock yarn because even if you don’t like to knit socks, sock yarn rocks and makes tons of other lovely doo-dahs! I’m fairly confident that we can all agree on that.

There are some pretty impressive designers in the collection and I am honored to be among them. It promises to be a fantastic collection. And the nice thing is that you can buy the patterns individually if you only want one or two or you can buy the whole collection at a deep discount. So it’s a win-win for everyone.

Go and check things out – there are contests and prizes leading up to the launch.

May 21 2012


My schedule has been unusually hectic the last few weeks and I didn’t have time to post the amazing potholders I received in the recent potholder swap over on Ravelry. But look at these fab handmade lovelies I got…

potholder swap 2012-potholders received

I’m so impressed by the quality and creativity of everyone involved. I’m already looking forward to next year’s swap!

And here are my finished potholders that I sent off to live in someone else’s collection. It’s especially nice knowing how much the recipients appreciate handmade items. The swap is a win-win in every way.

potholder swap 2012

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If you missed out on this year’s swap, don’t fear… there’s a dishcloth swap coming up in the same group which should be just as fun. And of course, you can start planning early for next year’s swap!